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Cuba suffers blackout after storm

Havana: Cuba is complete without power after Hurricane Ian pummelled the western end of the island, its government has announced. The electrical system is experiencing total collapse, officials said, after one of the main power plants could not be brought...

Saudi King appoints Crown Prince as PM

Riyadh: Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's prime minister, Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a royal decree. The king meanwhile on Tuesday issued a decree ordering a cabinet reshuffle,...

SL should have embraced IMF earlier: Minister

Colombo: Sri Lanka would not have landed in an economic mess if only previous governments had adhered to the agreements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), State Finance Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said in remarks published on Wednesday. Admitting that...

11 soldiers killed in Burkina Faso convoy attack

Ouagadougou: Eleven soldiers were killed in an attack on a supply convoy in northern Burkina Faso on Monday, the Burkina Faso government said in a statement. According to the statement on Tuesday, a supply convoy under military escort heading to...

Mike Pompeo criticises Biden for ‘more ambiguous’ US policy on Taiwan

Washington: Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized President Joe Biden on Tuesday for making US policy on Taiwan "more ambiguous." In his keynote speech at the inaugural Global Taiwan Business Forum in Kaohsiung, Pompeo said there were concerns...

Sri Lanka to implement FTA with Singapore

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday pledged to prioritize implementing the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore during a meeting with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Tokyo. During the meeting, Wickremesinghe informed the Singaporean prime minister...

After 9 years, Edward Snowden gets Russian citizenship

Moscow: After nine years' wait, President Vladimir Putin Monday granted Russian citizenship to former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.  Snowden exposed the scale of secret surveillance operations by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Reuters reported.  Snowden, 39, fled the United...

13 dead in Russia school shooting

Moscow: At least 13 people were killed, including seven children, in a shooting at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk on Monday, TASS news agency reported, citing the Russian Investigative Committee. According to the committee, 14 children and...

39 dead in Bangladesh boat tragedy

Dhaka: Thirty-nine people were killed when an overcrowded boat packed with Hindu pilgrims sunk in a river in Bangladesh, authorities said on Monday. Additional District Magistrate and Head of Investigation Committee Dipankar Roy said 21 women, seven men and 11...

UN education fund receives $42 mn from donors

United Nations: Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has received 42 million US dollars in new funding from the LEGO Foundation, Germany, and the United States, said the fund. The donors...

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Airtel 5G Plus now live in 8 cities

Kolkata: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India's premier communications solutions provider, on Thursday provided more detail on the launch of Airtel...